Big 12 NCAA Football Odds Season Overview

Big 12 NCAA Football Odds Season Overview

Written by on April 9, 2015

Okay collegiate gridiron gamblers, if you’re looking to get a leg up on your 2015 wagering season and you’re in the process of gathering as much information as possible, then you’re in for a treat. This brief Big 12 college football betting analysis on the odds to win the conference in 2015 will both inform and entertain while giving you some insight into what could possibly lie ahead for each Big 12 gridiron program.

Let’s Take A Look at the 2015 Odds to Win the Big 12 Championship

TCU +200

TCU (12-1 SU, 11-2 ATS) missed out on earning a playoff berth in the first-ever BCS four-team playoffs, but I believe the Horned Frogs will be right back in the hunt for a playoff berth this coming season. The Horned Frogs have an elite Heisman Trophy candidate in dual-threat quarterback Trevone Boykin and the nation’s second-highest scoring offense (46.5 ppg) last season. The fleet-footed signal-caller threw for 3,901 yards and 33 touchdowns as a junior last season while adding 707 rushing yards and eight more scores.

Baylor +225

The Bears (11-2 SU, 7-5-1 ATS) may have tied TCU for the Big 12 conference crown last season, but they’ll enter the 2015 season without strong-armed quarterback Bryce Petty. The bottom line for the Bears in 2015 is that they’ll be hard-pressed to overcome loss of an elite quarterback like Petty and put points on the board like they did in 2014 when they led the nation in scoring (48.2 ppg).

Oklahoma +500

Oklahoma (8-5 SU, 5-8 ATS) was the preseason pick to win the Big 12 title and 2014 national championship, but the Sooners underachieved in a big way in finishing 8-5 and closing out their campaign with a pitiful 40-6 loss to the Clemson Tigers in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Prior to last season, I believed signal-caller Travis Knight could be one of the best signal-callers in the country. Now…I’m not sure he’s even a starting caliber quarterback.

Oklahoma State +500

Oklahoma State (7-6 SU, 7-6 ATS) has an identical eight starters returning on both sides of the ball in 2015 and they’ll look to distance themselves from last season’s underachieving campaign. Unfortunately, Oklahoma State may find doing so a lot harder than they expect, particularly if they have to replace quarterback Dax Garman in the starting lineup after thee inconsistent signal-caller completed just 54.9 percent of his passes while throwing 12 TD passes and an identical 12 interceptions.

Texas +800

Texas (6-7 SU, 7-6 ATS) had a drama-filled season in head coach Charlie Strong’s first season, but I’m expecting the Longhorns to be better in 2015 than they ever were a year ago. Texas has seven returning starters on offense and six on defense, but this Big 12 ballclub needs athletically-gifted, but inexperienced quarterback Tyrone Swoopes to improve if they are going to get back to being a legitimate national title contender. As a sophomore, Swoopes completed just 58.3 percent of his passes while throwing 11 interceptions to nearly offset the 13 TD passes he tossed. Texas will also need to replace outstanding defensive lineman Malcolm Brown.

Kansas State +1000

If you like college football…then you’ve got to love Kansas State (9-4 SU, 8-5 ATS) head coach Bill Snyder…it’s that simple. Having said that…let me also say that I believe K-State could be in for a bit of trouble this coming season. The Wildcats need to find their replacement for quarterback Jake Waters while also finding replacements for a pair of wide receivers that both topped the 1,000-yard plateau in 2014. Maybe it’s me, but I think that’s asking a lot, even for a team that won nine games last season.

West Virginia +1300

West Virginia (7-6 SU, 7-6 ATS) returns six players on offense and nine on defense but the Mountaineers also lost a lot of important players from last season’s seven-win team, starting with quarterback Clint Trickett and wide receiver Kevin White. West Virginia will also need to replace a pair of offensive linemen, running back Mario Alford and a quartet of defensive starters. Um…I’m thinking the Mountaineers are in for another seven-win campaign in 2015, if that.

Texas Tech +1500

Texas Tech (4-8 SU, 6-6 ATS) sank to four wins in 2014 but could potentially rebound in 2015 if they can find a suitable starting quarterback that is. The Red Raiders were solid on offense a year ago, although they spilt time at quarterback with freshman Patrick Mahomes and sophomore Davis Webb both showing glimpses of promise. If either young signal-caller can put a definitive stranglehold on the job, the Red Raiders will at least have more continuity than they did last season. Unfortunately, no matter who plays quarterback for Texas Tech, he won’t be able to help improve a defense that allowed a whopping 41.2 points per game in 2014 (126th).

Iowa State +2000

Iowa State (2-10 SU, 4-7-1 ATS) was absolutely abysmal last season and needs to upgrade a defense that allowed a whopping 38.8 points per game a year ago (118th) and gave up a whopping 55 in their season-ending loss to TCU.

Kansas +8000

If there was any good news for the Jayhawks (3-9 SU, 5-7 ATS) last season, I guess it’s the fact that Kansas won half of their six home games. All jokes aside, you know things are bad when an Iowa team that won just two games last season, is a better favorite to win the conference this season.
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